Local and Public Support
Gießen offers a wide range of day-care. Please see the following links to find an appropriate day-care-centre, childminder or babysitter.
Public Financial Support
You might be entitled to some forms of governmental help – such as child allowance and parental allowance. Please check with the institutions if your claim is valid.
You will receive a monthly payment of 219.- € per child for the first two children, 225.- € for the third child and 250.- € for every subsequent child. You must apply for child allowance at the family benefits office at the Employment Agency.
You can receive a maximum of 14 months parental allowance. It is two-thirds of your income to date – subject to a minimum amount of 300.-€ and a maximum of 1,800.- €. You must apply for parental allowances at the regional parental allowance office.
- Family benefits FAQ (Familienportal)
- Detailed information on parental allowance, parental allowance plus, and parental leave (BMFSFJ)
- Brief intro to parental allowance, parental allowance plus, and partnership bonus (BMFSFJ)
On occasion, doctoral researchers are eligible for other forms of financial assistance; a list is available here.